Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005-1702
Peter’s practice concentrates on the defense of corporations, investment banks, credit rating agencies, boards of directors and senior executives in complex securities litigation, regulatory investigations, governmental enforcement proceedings and claims of antitrust violations. While his core practice focuses on claims brought pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Peter also has successfully represented companies defending derivative actions brought pursuant to Delaware law, companies defending bankruptcy avoidance and fraudulent conveyance actions arising from a series of major international Ponzi schemes, and law firms accused of legal malpractice by their international and domestic clients. Peter has successfully litigated matters of first impression concerning the exercise of personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations, including before the appellate courts of various states. He has broad experience in appellate advocacy at both the state and federal levels, and has successfully represented companies in mediation and arbitration.
Since 2008, Peter has represented one of the world's leading credit rating agencies in civil lawsuits alleging violations of the federal securities laws and coordinated actions brought by more than one dozen state Attorneys General arising out of its rating of structured finance securities, including securities backed by subprime mortgages. Peter has also represented multiple investment banks in multi-billion dollar securities litigations, alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933. More recently, Peter has represented an international investment bank in connection with claims brought pursuant to the federal antitrust laws concerning alleged manipulation of the financial markets. A recent victory where Cahill secured dismissal of an investor class action alleging that Credit Suisse schemed to trigger a liquidity crunch was profiled by Law360 as the top weekly “legal lion” success.
In addition to his domestic legal practice, Peter regularly counsels companies and their international lawyers in connection with claims brought before international tribunals, including the courts of England and Australia. His involvement in such cases includes all aspects of the litigation process, including pretrial preparations and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial testimony.
Peter has twice been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list and regularly publishes memoranda and articles addressing legal developments that are of interest to the Firm’s clients.
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